LOWER ELEMENTARY PROGRAMME
At Sprouts Montessori, the elementary program, is divided into Lower Elementary (1st – 3rd grade) and Upper Elementary (4th – 6th grade).
In Lower Elementary, the teacher student ratio provides for individualized attention and child paced learning opportunities. We offer varied platforms to the child for collaborative and intellectual explorations. We believe that children learn best through movement and work with their hands, to help them reach their full potential.
Lower Elementary Montessori classroom is a bright, warm and inviting environment that is conducive to learning. Easily accessible to the child, this specially prepared environment promotes structure and order through visually appealing didactic materials. These concrete materials are placed in a developmental order of work for the children to choose and independently explore. Learning extends beyond the four walls, to real-life experiences and interactions.
The trained adults of the environment supportthe cognitive, and social development of the children. They are story tellers of facts, sowing the seeds of imagination and encouraging exploration through guided discovery approach.
Who is the Lower Elementary Child?
A child in the Lower Elementary environment, also called the second plane child, is in the age group of 6-9 years. This child undergoes a transition from the Primary to the Elementary, displaying the following characteristics:
The Lower Elementary “curriculum” is only limited by the child’s imagination!
The starting point for all fields of study are the “Great Lessons”. Subsequent lessons offer them keys for exploring these areas of human knowledge in more detail. Meaningful learning happens when children are inspired to explore the concept and work on their own.The curriculum is clearly based on the developmental needs of this age group of children.
Languages (Hindi and Tamil)
In addition to the academic work, children explore their world through field trips and going outs, add knowledge through workshops from specialists and are exposed to a variety of co-curricular activities (Art, Theatre, Life Skills, Physical training, Dance) which leads to their holistic and well-balanced development.
Working Schedule for the Lower Environment.